THE CULT—
DESIGN FIRST.

Our methodology is grounded in constant experimentation and agile iteration, supported by mastery of AI tools, enabling us to explore new visual pathways while understanding the needs of our clients and target audience.

We strategically integrate design to ensure every aspect of the brand, from its visual identity to its message, is conceived with precision and coherence. Innovation is an active and integral part of our process, it's what we do in the shadows.

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BRUNO COSTA FERNANDES

Design Director & Type Designer

Bruno is a Brazilian-Spanish designer and co-founder of the independent studio faaade®. He holds a Master's degree in User Experience Design from Elisava Facultat de Disseny i Enginyeria in Barcelona. His work reflects a commitment to exploring innovative process and design approaches that blend technology with manual craftsmanship.


Since 2023, he has been a member of ADG-fad and The One Club for Creativity and most recently, he was ranked among the top 5 artists in Europe during the 102nd edition of The Art Directors Club (ADC).

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VICTOR A. LEÃO

Design Director & Motion Designer

Victor was born in Goiás, in the heart of Brazil. With an extensive career of over 18 years, he has worked in various sectors of Design and Advertising, collaborating with important agencies and studios of different profiles and business scopes, gaining the opportunity to lead projects for successful brands.

Furthermore, his deep understanding of technology enables him to seamlessly connect diverse business areas. He has maintained his background in motion design and 3D art, which adds an important skill that becomes a fundamental part of his new stage as a co-founder of faaade®.

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Awards & Press

faaade® ranked #1 design firm in Spain at the annual The One Club awards

May 2024

The One Club for Creativity reveals the Global Rankings. faaade®, with only 6 months since opening, finished as the #1 ranked design firm in Spain. This ranking provides a cumulative list of companies, individuals, projects, countries, and regions based on points earned from winning entries in various industry competitions across the globe, such as The One Show, The Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, ADC*E, among others.

For more details, click here.
MAR selected to be part of The World’s Best Typography® annual book

April 2024

The project MAR: a typographic poster series—was selected in the Lettering category and will be published in the Annual of the Type Directors Club, known as The World’s Best Typography®. Additionally, it will be showcased worldwide.

The Type Directors Club (TDC) is an international organization devoted to typography and type design, founded in 1946 in New York City. The TDC is considered the most prestigious award in the field, and it believes that type drives culture, and that culture drives type. The TDC is dedicated to cataloging, showcasing, and exhibiting typography worldwide.

MAR received the "Certificate of Typographic Excellence" from the jury, and the TDC70 Exhibition will tour dozens of cities in the United States, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan.
 
For more details, click here.
 
TYPOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: from classical to contemporary art

March 2024

In partnership with CRIAS INSTITUTE, an NGO that empowers individuals and communities towards a fairer and more inclusive society, we invite you to our first TYPOGRAPHY WORKSHOP — from classical to contemporary art: A journey of forms, styles, and rhythm. There will be 5 online meetings, including content sessions and exercises, providing an immersive experience for participants.

The Typography Workshop is completely free, but spots are limited, and it will take place remotely. So, don't waste any time!

 
Victor Leão joins PHNX Awards 2024 Jury

March 2024

Our Design Director, Victor Leão, has been selected as a judge for FILM in Animation, STRATEGY & TECHNIQUE in Creative Technology, and DESIGN in Brand Identity categories at The PHNX Awards 2024.

The AdForum PHNX is the world's most accessible and democratic awards show, allowing individuals with a diverse range of skills from every corner of our industry to celebrate creative talent and outstanding ideas.
 
 
 
When graffiti reinvents itself as typography

February 2024

Faaade has drawn inspiration from Brazil and 'pixo' for its new project. In Brazil, 'pixo' is a practice characterized by the use of public and private spaces for unauthorized graffiti. It is a form of graffiti that transcends traditional boundaries, as many consider its essence to be distinct. Some of its artists are even recognized by specialized critics for challenging the status quo through disruptive and conceptually contemporary art.
"AI allows brands to proactively adapt to consumer insights and needs"

February 2024

The following text is an excerpt from Bruno Costa's interview for Marketing Inside Review.
 
Bruno Costa is a designer with dual nationality (Brazilian-Spanish) and a multidisciplinary background that spans brand strategy and identity, graphic design, typography, and digital products. He is a founding partner of faaade® studio, based in Madrid. Bruno holds a Master's Degree in User Experience Design from Elisava Facultat de Disseny i Enginyeria in Barcelona and is a member of ADG-FAD Spain.
 
Recently, he emerged as one of the most prominent artists in Europe during the 102nd edition of The Art Directors Club, receiving recognition at prestigious festivals for excellence in design and craftsmanship.
 
MIR: What does creativity mean to you? How would you define it?
BC: I see creativity as a tool for facing life; it's a perennial skill. This attitude leads you to have a critical spirit, questioning the established norms. Ultimately, it's not an exclusive ability of a company's department.
 
 
 
Bruno Costa joins the typography jury at ADC Awards 103rd edition

January 2024

We are thrilled to announce Bruno Costa Fernandes is on board as a jury member in the Typography category at The Art Directors Club awards 103rd Edition. The ADC Annual Awards, a part of The One Club for Creativity, holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously running industry award show globally.
 
The Art Directors Club celebrates excellence in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, gaming, experiential and architecture, photography, illustration, and apparel design, all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.
 
For more details, click here.
 
 
 

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LAST UPDATE: MAY 2024

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